| May 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
1) Take the Cake
When it comes to wedding plans, brides-to-be have plenty to be anxious about. So when it comes to the wedding cake, according to Take the Cake owner Nancy Purcell, they aren't looking for a novelty cake shaped like, say, the statue of...
| May 11, 2012
| 10:34 PM
Most of us can recall the days of wanting to "be the boss" of our parents and teachers. One student at Kasuun Elementary School got to live that wish on Friday.
Nelson Keaton, a second grader, won the title after placing a bid at a music fundraiser...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Josie Kaestner from Monkton was hoping to find a recipe for oats used as savory side dish. She said she once had such a recipe but has lost it. For health reasons, she said is trying to get more oats in her diet and would like to add some variety to her...
| Nov 8, 2012
You have to be in pretty good shape to make it up the myriad stairs leading to the main dining room at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. But once there – above the din of the street level bar – you'll be glad you made the effort. The...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:15 PM
In these days of $50 entrees and $18 glasses of wine, student-run culinary-school restaurants offer the best deals in town.
Their menus are surprisingly sophisticated. The servers aren't just waiting tables until a better opportunity comes along. At...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:28 AM
For the first time, turkeys raised on-site will star on the Thanksgiving Day menu at Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville. The luxurious country inn is set on a 130-acre sustainable farm and has recently renovated its 19th-century barn restaurant.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
I know many of you are envious of my role as a perennial judge in the Allentown Fair's chocolate cake baking contest, despite my protestations that it's much more grueling than it appears.
People don't want to hear that. They just see some lucky slob...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:02 PM
I thought it was the perfect timing to see this movie. I loved the documentary Queen of Versailles. Now, I would get to see the real Versailles.
There are three types of movies I attend with low expectations – period pieces, westerns, and musicals....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Background: Blending elements of the Old World and South Florida, Mario Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar is the sort of high-end-yet-inviting Italian restaurant Coconut Creek has been lacking. Five years ago, 47-year-old chef Mario Spina and his 38-year-...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Mr. T's famous quote from the A-Team, "I pity the fool," is really appropriate for an upcoming weekend. The reason I'm so confident about writing this column is because the people who have entrusted their three precious kids with me for three full-days...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:43 AM
It's getting down to the wire, my friends. Five chefs remain: Lorena, Chris, Patricia, Takashi, and Kerry.
This week the Quickfire challenge is all about prep (my favorite kind!). Each chef must separate 18 eggs, grate two pounds of parmesan, and butcher...